Medical pluralism on a Guatemalan plantation.

  title={Medical pluralism on a Guatemalan plantation.},
  author={Sheila Cosminsky and M Schrimshaw},
  journal={Social science & medicine. Medical anthropology},
  volume={14B 4},
Resources and treatments from different medical and religious traditions were found to be utilized by a mixed population of workers on a coffee and sugar plantation in coastal lowland Guatemala. Observation and interviews with 35 households representing a range of nutrition and health status and with the health practitioners consulted by them revealed a pluralistic orientation among both users and providers of care. This article analyzes the elements of Mayan Indian, folk Ladino, spiritist and… CONTINUE READING

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